The Tottenham Hotspur academy has a new assistant coach in the academy, and he’s a very familiar face to Spurs fans. The club announced on its official website that Ryan Mason has assumed a new role at Spurs as an official coach with the academy, assuming responsibility for the U19 UEFA Youth League squad beginning with the 2019-20 season.
Mason was a Tottenham academy graduate who made his first team debut as a player in 2008. He was a regular starter in midfield for Spurs in the 2014-15 season under Mauricio Pochettino, but saw his contributions decline the following year. He was sold to Hull City in 2016, but his playing career was cut short after a head-to-head collision with Gary Cahill during a match in 2017 which fractured his skull and resulted in his early retirement.
Mason spent the past year working in a coaching role with the academy while he worked on his coaching badges. This will be his first season as a full time academy coach at Spurs.
The club also announced the addition of former West Ham player Matt Taylor as U18 coach, and Nigel Gibbs as Assistant Head of Player Development.